What can be learnt from observing a 5-week baby massage group in a Parent Infant Mental Health Service?

Katona, Julianna (2021) What can be learnt from observing a 5-week baby massage group in a Parent Infant Mental Health Service? Professional Doctorate thesis, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust/University of Essex. Full text available

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Abstract

The thesis presented below is the account of a qualitative research project conducted in a Parent Infant Mental Health Service (PIMHS) by a Child Psychotherapist. The project explores the learning experience of setting up and conducting a small research study about an early intervention, a baby massage group delivered in PIMHS within a large NHS trust. The thesis consists of literature review of the cultural and historical context of baby massage, baby massage research and relevant psychoanalytic concepts such as containment and holding; a methodology section comprises of the research methods section, ethics and grounded theory and observational methods are also described; the grounded theory analysis and findings are also presented and a discussion of the findings and psychoanalytic concepts is given. The findings are grouped in four thematic categories: Roles of the Facilitators, Group Dynamics, Changes and Developments and Touch and Bodily Communication. The conclusion explores learnings for practice.

Item Type: Thesis (Professional Doctorate)
Additional Information: Thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Essex for the degree of Professional Doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Professional Doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Subjects: Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Babies
Families > Parent Child Relations/Parenthood
Research, Tests, Assessments > Psychotherapy Research
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
Research
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/2679

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